AMD is releasing the Zen 'Summit Ridge' CPU later this yr
Identical to Intel’s Apollo Lake processors, AMD’s excessive-efficiency Zen (codename Summit Ridge) CPU is popping out in late 2016. Zen has eight Cores with sixteen threads, guarantees a forty % improve in computing energy and is geared extra in the direction of excessive-finish and gaming rigs. Lisa Su, the chipmaker’s CEO, introduced at Computex in Taiwan that the desktop chip shall be obtainable to manufacturing companions by the third quarter of the yr. Meaning we might see Zen-based mostly merchandise by the top of 2016 or early 2017. AMD has huge plans for Zen, although, and is working to scale it throughout totally different gadget varieties: The corporate goals to comply with the desktop model with one for servers, and ultimately one for laptops.
Zen has eight Cores with sixteen threads and guarantees a forty % improve in computing efficiency.